Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)

The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a nonprofit organization established in 1976 for the purpose of attracting, expanding and retaining business and industry in the City of Lansing.

The LEDC acts as an ombudsman and business advocate on behalf of a private business with City agencies, as needed. We conduct a full-time pro-active business retention program, play a leadership role and serve as a liaison with local, regional and state organizations.

Our Goals


Our goals are:
  • Create quality job opportunities
  • Specifically attract Hi-Tech and Bio-based firms moving forward into the 21st Century
  • Diversify the local economy
  • Support City services
  • Improve the overall quality of life in our community
  • Function as a one stop/single point of contact for economic development resources

What Can Lansing's EDC Do For You?


  • Local Advocate for Business
  • Site Location and Identification
  • Career, Workforce Development and Regional Economic Development Cooperation
  • Financial Incentives, including tax abatement, tax-exempt financing and others
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance
  • Downtown Development, including Grants and Loans
  • Renaissance Zones and Neighborhood Enterprise Zones
  • Lansing Regional Smart Zone